Collins, King Announce Nearly $250,000 to increase Local Food in Maine Schools

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that a total of nearly $250,000 has been awarded to the Cumberland County Food Security Council, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and the Maine School Administrative District 30 to support child nutrition programs for the upcoming school year.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School program. 



COVID-19 Financial Relief for Maine Farmers Reaches $7.75 Million

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Maine farmers have been awarded a total of $7.75 million thus far to help offset the financial harm they have experienced due to COVID-19.  The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), created through the CARES Act, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers.



Senators Collins, King Announce $400,000 for Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Eastern Maine Development Corporation has been awarded $400,000 to support the redevelopment and revitalization of small businesses in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Hancock counties that have suffered financial harm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was awarded through the Economic Development Administration (EDA)’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance Program.